Opportunity, Training & Results
Want to make a difference in your life and your community?
BC AMTA can help by connecting you to training and jobs in mineral exploration and mining. Get the skills, training and work experience you need to find a career with the potential to last you a lifetime.
Demand for employees is high, the wages are great and, depending on what you are interested in doing, you may be able to earn as you learn. But even more importantly ... mineral exploration and mining is a different industry today than it was in the past. Today, Aboriginal people around the province read more...
- 650+ BC AMTA candidates currently working
- Average wage increased from $13,754 to $52,959
- 65% transitioned from unemployment
- 2200+ candidates registered
- 250+ candidates have been enrolled in trades training
- 1:2 Female to Male ratio
- 43% under the age of 35
- 150+ First Nations bands represented (122 BC-based First Nations)
- Real impact: ~285% increase in BC AMTA candidate wages after training
- Real impact: ~$107,000 per employed candidate in total GDP
- Real impact: ~$70 million impact to provincial GDP
Taseko-Gibraltar continues to Invest in Aboriginal Communities
Since April 2013, Canadian mining company, Taseko Mines Limited, has hired nine First Nations candidates from the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association for a total of 11 positions (including promoti…
Random Acts of Holiday Kindness
Armed with holiday cheer, BC AMTA Merritt staff randomly surprise Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) students with eight $50 grocery cards. This year, BC AMTA staff and board of directors fr…
Supported Driver's License Training Improving Lives of Nlaka'pamux Nation Members
BC AMTA candidates from the Nlaka'pamux Nation, and those closest to them, have been positively impacted through completing BC AMTA’s driver’s licensing preparation program.…